In The News


Partner Dick Semerdjian will present to members of the Associated Subcontractors Alliance a workshop on “Sexual Harassment in the Workplace.”  Remember, California companies with 50 employees or more are required by law to provide 2 hours of sexual harassment training to supervisors, and all attendees tomorrow will receive a written proof of completion.  Regardless of a company's size, it is more important than ever for employers to educate personnel about work place conduct and sexual harassment.


Partner Sierra Spitzer was a guest attorney speaker at the SDHR Forum Meeting providing a presentation on the upswing in PAGA litigation. Click here for the presentation handout re California Labor Code's Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (“PAGA”).


Schwartz Semerdjian is proud to announce a recent victory in the appellate court for client Ace Parking Management, Inc. in Los Angeles.  Ace Parking was sued by a former model after she was injured walking under a parking gate arm.  Schwartz Semerdjian partners Dick Semerdjian and Sierra Spitzer worked diligently on the case, and hope the ruling discourages future frivolous law suits against long-time client Ace Parking.  The decision was featured in Law360, click here for the full article.  Congratulations to our team for their expert counsel!


Schwartz Semerdjian partner Dick Semerdjian has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© (2019 Edition) in the fields of Labor & Employment and Personal Injury. This is the 10th straight year that Dick has been selected for this honor. Congratulations, Dick!


Schwartz Semerdjian partner John Moot was presented with a City of Chula Vista proclamation from Mayor Mary Casillas Salas. The proclamation, on the 20th anniversary of the Sleep Train Amphitheater, honors John for his vision because he was on the Chula Vista City Council when the project was approved in 1998. It was the first project of its kind in San Diego County. Congratulations, John!